Real Life Batmobile: Man Spends Two Years Building Iconic 1989 Car

The Batmobile was Batman‘s primary mode of transportation. At first, Batman often simply referred to that Batmobile as “the car”, and he later called it the Batmobile. The Batmobile was one of the most daunting components in Batman’s vast arsenal, and he kept it stored in the Batcave when it was not in use…

A REAL-LIFE superhero has turned down six-figure offers for his home-made Batmobile – so he can continue helping sick children. Batman fanatic Zac Mihajlovic, from Camden, Australia, hand-built his very own street legal version of the car from the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. The 29-year-old turned his comic book fantasies into a high-octane reality by constructing a replica of the iconic vehicle. And the car has whipped up a reaction wherever it has been seen. Businessmen from across the world, including a Sheik in Dubai, have offered Zac big bucks for the Batmobile – and he has also seen his share of bizarre requests. And rather than cash-in on his dream machine, Zac decided to use his powers for good by teaming up with the Make-A-Wish foundation, who make dream’s come true for terminally-ill children…

Video Credit: Barcroft Cars

Videographer / Director: Tony Prescott
Producer: John Balson
Editor: Kyle Waters

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Star Trek or Mad Max? Where is humanity headed

Is humanity headed toward a Star Trek-like utopia or a Mad Max-inspired dystopia?

With exponential technologies, we’re now at a junction in which the impossible is becoming possible.  We can literally solve the grand challenges of humanity.

—  Vivek Wadhwa

Wadhwa uses three questions as an ethical lens for evaluating new technologies. Each question relates back to the themes of equality, risk, and autonomy.

    1. Does the technology have the potential to benefit everyone equally?
    2. What are the risks and rewards?
    3. Does the technology more strongly promote autonomy or dependence?

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Knowing the ethical nuances aren’t always black and white, Wadhwa believes these questions are a helpful framework for understanding and evaluating technology.

technologies such as artificial intelligence, CRISPR gene editing, and robotics through this framework. In the case of artificial intelligence, for example, Wadhwa suggests all AI systems should be built with a kill switch, allowing humans to shut them down, no matter how advanced…